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FoTW Here's a poser for you: What's the difference between a fanboi and an informed Apple user?

The answer? Well, here's the opinion of one Aaron, in response to our piece Apple in Brazilian iPad shocker, in which this hack evidently failed to distinguish between discerning technology aficionados and slavish worshippers at the Church of Jobs, feverishly cracking one off over the latest offering from the Cupertino dream factory:

Why do you have to be a twat and call Apple users "fanbois"? Are you 13 years old? C'mon now. People who read The Reg aren't beginners -- and many of us use Macs. I learned UNIX in 1982 (my first true OS), so working with Linux and Macs feels more natural to me than Windows. Now you're herding me in with "fanbois"? Fuck you.

Good show. Readers are invited to provide the ending for another poser: There's a Linux penguin, a fanboi, and a Windows user in a plane, and the pilot says, we're carrying too much weight, one of you has got to go, and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because...

Best answer wins a photo of an iPad, or a screengrab of the latest iteration of Umbongo, or a free Windows security patch, according to personal taste. Get to it... ®

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